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Top 8 Disney Pro Tips For Snacks At Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World offers an amazing range of well-themed and delicious restaurants in all of the parks and the resorts, as well as at Disney Springs. However, walking around the parks, enjoying the attractions, and meeting beloved characters might have you thinking about a snack, and the snack offerings are equally as tempting as the restaurant menus. It’s very hard to resist the mouthwatering aroma of fresh buttery popcorn and fluffy cotton candy, but check out these other scrumptious snacking options on your next visit. Don’t forget that many of the snacks available can be purchased with a snack credit if you are participating in the Disney Dining Plan.

8. Soft pretzels

Large enough to share, soft pretzels can be found in many locations and are especially fun to eat when they come in the shape of a Mickey head. Stop by the Germany pavilion in the World Showcase at Epcot for a tasty Bavarian soft pretzel with your choice of several sauces and dips.

7. Dole Whip

The Dole Whip treat is iconic; a refreshing taste of pineapple soft serve ice cream is perfect on a hot day. Even more delicious is a Dole Whip float with ice cream and pineapple juice. Try one at Aloha Isle at the Magic Kingdom, at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, or at Tamu Tamu Refreshments at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.

6. Cupcakes

Walt Disney World takes cupcakes to an entirely new level. These baked goods are decorated to resemble favorite Disney characters, decorated with Mickey ears, or piled high with creamy icing in many delicious flavors. Be sure to try the Butterfinger, red velvet, chocolate peanut butter, strawberry cream cheese, and carrot cake varieties, and there are many more cupcake creations to celebrate special events and holidays.

5. Ice Cream

The Premium Mickey Ice Cream Bar is hard to beat with its smooth creamy chocolate shell over vanilla ice cream, and they are easy to find in carts all over the parks. If you’re more of a fan of ice cream in a cone or dish, there are several places where you can find soft serve or hand scooped flavors. A few favorite locations to enjoy this sweet treat are the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom, at the Beaches and Cream Soda Shop at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, or at Ghirardelli’s Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop at Disney Springs.

4. Healthy choices

If you’re thinking about a more healthy snack, several choices are available as well. Many of the snack kiosks and counter service eateries offer whole fruit, fruit bowls, veggies and dip, hummus, yogurt, and trail mix.

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3. International selections

Epcot’s World Showcase is a perfect spot to walk around and try new snack choices and flavors. One of the more popular ones is the Kaki Gori in the Japan pavilion, consisting of refreshing shaved ice shaped into a snowball and drizzled with your choice of fruity syrup. The Germany pavilion boasts sweet caramel treats in the Karamell-Küche shop, and Norway offers the fan favorite school bread, a bread roll with a creamy vanilla filling and topped with icing and coconut. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting during Epcot’s Flower and Garden festival or Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival, be sure to check out the booths for delicious snacks that typically aren’t offered during other times of the year.

2. Funnel cake

If you’re in the mood for an all-American favorite, head to Sleepy Hollow in the Magic Kingdom or the American Adventure pavilion in the World Showcase at Epcot. This sweet fried dough concoction can be enjoyed with powdered sugar, chocolate, or fresh fruit.

1. The famous popcorn

This is my first choice if I’m looking for a snack at Walt Disney World. The enticing smell of butter can be found in all of the parks, and the best bet is to purchase the larger size in the colorful souvenir bucket. It comes with a lid so that you can save some for later. The best place to enjoy this treat is, of course, on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom with amazing fireworks bursting in the sky or a fabulous parade passing by.

About Melissa Fegely

I have been a professional writer for over 18 years with degrees in Biology and English. I am a lifelong Disney fan and a Disney Vacation Club member of over nine years. Having visited Walt Disney World several times growing up, I really caught the Disney bug after many trips with my husband. Now I am happily addicted to taking our son to Walt Disney World as often as possible and watching him experience the magic and Mickey Bars as he grows up. Traveling to Walt Disney World twice a year, I enjoy attending the Flower and Garden festival held in the spring and strolling around the World Showcase, as well as exploring all of the hidden gems that all four parks have to offer. I love helping my family and friends plan their next Disney trips based on my experiences. I also enjoy reading, swimming, traveling, and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I grew up in Southwestern Pennsylvania, attended Shippensburg University, and current live in suburban Philadelphia with my husband, son, and two cats.